Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 August 2070 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | August 2070

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 32% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 32% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 28 August 2070 at 22:41.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1901".

Harvest Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2070 after 20 days on 20 September 2070 at 07:47.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 873 / 1826

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 873 of Meeus index or 1826 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

Length of current 873 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 37 minutes. It is 2 hours and 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 874 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 7 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 2 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠40.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠40.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠66.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 22:39, this is 15 days after last apogee on 15 August 2070 at 17:17 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 12 September 2070 at 12:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 368 889 km

This perigee Moon is 368 889 km (229 217 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 381 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 467 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 25 August 2070 at 10:33 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 September 2070 at 08:29 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 07:55 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.509°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.435° in its southern standstill point on 13 September 2070 at 00:50 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 4 September 2070 at 18:29 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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